Trails & Treks

Discover the beauty of Saanich Parks and nature in your backyard. 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people!

Gentle Walk and Talk 55+ *Registration Required*

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00am
Leader: Tuesdays - Dianne, Thursdays - John 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. Sorry, dogs not permitted.          

60418    Jun 28 - Beaver Lake
60419    Jun 29 - Beaver Lake
              Jul 1    - Canada Day
Meet at Beaver Lake parking lot (Nature House) off of Elk Lake Drive

62571    Jul 6 – McMinn to Doris Page
60423    Jul 8 - McMinn to Doris Page
Meet at McMinn Park, beside tennis courts, off Maplegrove St.

60425    Jul 13 – Glanford Park to Hyacinth Park
Meet at Glanford Park beside Horseshoe Club off Kennith St.
60426    Jul 15 - Lambrick Park to Sierra Park
Meet at Gordon head Rec Centre , 4100 Lambrick Way

62572    Jul 20 – Arbutus Cove to Hollydene
60429    Jul 22 - Arbutus Cove to Hollydene
Meet at Arbutus Cove Park, end of Arbutus Cove Lane, off Gordon Head Rd

60422    Jul 27 - Rosedale Park to Strawberry Knoll Park
Meet at Rosedale Park tennis courts, off Santa Anita.
60432    Jul 29 - Mount Doug to Glendenning
Meet at washrooms in main parking lot off Cordova Bay Rd at Ash Rd.

60428    Aug 3 - Swan Lake to Rutledge Park
Meet at end of Nelthorpe Rd
60434    Aug 5 - Mount Tolmie & Finnerty Gardens
Meet at Henderson Rec Ctr, main entrance parking lot

60436    Aug 10 – Cuthbert Holmes Park to Gorge Waterway
Meet at Colquitz Creek park sign near Silver City Theatre at Tillicum Mall
60437    Aug 12 - Tod Inlet
Meet at Tod Inlet access on Wallace Dr, opposite Quarry Lake, just south of Benvenuto

60439    Aug 17 - UVic Alumni Chip Trail
60440    Aug 19 - UVic Alumni Chip Trail
Meet at Henderson Rec Centre, outside main door, 2291 Cedar Hill X Rd

60582    Aug 24 - Sayward Hill
60583    Aug 26 - Sayward Hill
Meet at Lochside Park, off Cordova Bay Rd, past Mattick's Farm

60624    Aug 31 – Mystic Vale
60625    Sep 2   – Mystic Vale
Meet at Cadboro-Gyro Park, beside the bathroom building

Any questions please call Jason at 250-475-5427 or email

Easy Walks 55+ *Registration Required*

Mondays 9:30-10:30am
Penny Stevens

Meet new friends while enjoying easy-paced, 1 hour group social walks. Interesting circular routes follow pavement and well groomed trails. No steep hills. Please wear solid, supportive shoes. Sorry, no dogs on these walks. 

55402  Jun 21 - Garden City/Panama Flats
Meet at main parking lot for Hyacinth Park, Marigold Rd.

55403  Jun 28 - Broadmead Trails
Meet at Emily Carr Park, on Emily Carr Dr. 

59616    Jul 5  -  Broadmead Loop
Meet in Canadian Tire parking lot,Broadmead Village, next to Royal Oak Drive 

59617    Jul 12 -  Gorge Waterway and Neighbourhood
Meet in Gorge Park parking lot on Gorge Road east of Tillicum, near the community garden. (Not the parking lot next to the playground).

59618    Jul 19  -  Lambrick Park/Mt. Doug Park
Meet near main entrance to Gordon Head Rec Centre, off Feltham Road

59619    Jul 26  -  Marigold/Knockan Hill
Meet at Marigold Park, on Iris Street, off Grange Road.         

Aug 2     BC Day 

59620    Aug 9  -  Tillicum to Swan Creek
Meet at trailhead next to Silver City Cinema, Tillicum Mall.

59621    Aug 16 - Cedar Hill to Camosun
Meet near main entrance to Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Cedar Hill Road.

59622    Aug 23 - Copley/Colquitz Area
Meet in parking lot for Copley Park West, by tennis courts, off Vanalman Avenue

59623    Aug 30 - University of Victoria
Meet by tennis courts, Henderson Recreation Centre parking lot, Cedar Hill Road.

Sunday Walks *Registration Required*

Sundays 1:00-3:00pm
Penny Stevens

Discover the beauty of Saanich parks and nature in your backyard. Guided walks are open to adults of all ages. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring drinking water. Walks go rain or shine. Leashed, well-socialized dogs are welcome.

59641    Jul 18     Royal Oak/Beaver Lake
Meet in parking lot, near main entrance to Saanich Commonwealth Place, Elk Lake Drive 

59642    Aug 15   Gordon Head/Braefoot
Meet near main entrance to Gordon Head Recreation Centre, off Feltham Road


Any questions please call Jason at 250-475-5427 or email at

Registration is open at 8:00am 7 days prior to the walk. Register online or call your local centre.

Reminder Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head may be busy around that time with other bookings so Cedar Hill or Pearkes may be faster. If you can’t make your walk please let us know asap so we can fill from the waitlist.